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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Veterans and family members who served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Jan. 1, 1957 and Dec. 31, 1987

Disability Compensation

CLICK HERE to learn more VA has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of eight presumptive diseases:

-Adult leukemia
-Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
-Bladder cancer
-Kidney cancer
-Liver cancer
-Multiple myeloma
-Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
-Parkinson's disease
Military Exposures
Veteran Health Care and Family Member Care
On Sept. 24, 2014, VA published regulations for Veteran health care and interim final regulations for family member care. Since the law was passed, VA has been enrolling and providing health care to Veterans. Family members can begin to apply for out-of-pocket cost reimbursement on Oct. 24, 2014.

Agent Orange Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Camp Lejeune Research Studies
Drinking-water systems that supplied two areas of housing at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with industrial chemicals from at least 1957 to 1985. The contaminated wells were shut down in February 1985.
Civilian Exposure
Civilian Exposures' mission is to build awareness, accountability and assistance for civilians exposed to contamination aboard U.S. military installations. Learn more
Review of Clinical Guidance for the Care of Health Conditions Identified by the Camp Lejeune Legislation
The committee has been asked to review the clinical guidance developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs for several medical conditions associated with exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Learn more

Scope of Project
Health Benefits
Veterans and family members who served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Jan. 1, 1957 and Dec. 31, 1987 may be eligible for medical care for 15 health conditions:
-Esophageal cancer
-Breast cancer
-Kidney cancer
-Multiple myeloma
-Renal toxicity
-Female infertility
-Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
-Lung cancer
-Bladder cancer
-Myelodysplastic syndromes
-Hepatic steatosis
-Neurobehavioral effects
Family member health care reimbursement
VA will be able to reimburse you for eligible out-of-pocket expenses for the 15 covered conditions starting Oct. 24, 2014. We can only pay for claims after you have received payment from all your other health plans. You will be able to continue to receive health care from your providers. VA won't be providing you direct health care. Don't cancel your health insurance. This program only covers the 15 health conditions listed above. It doesn't meet the minimum standard for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act Learn More

Perchloroethylene (PCE)

Perchloroethylene (PCE) a dry cleaning solvent

Trichloroethylene (TCE)

Trichloroethylene (TCE) a metal greasing solvent


Benzene a fuel component

Vinyl chloride

Vinyl chloride which can form when TCE and PCE are broken down

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

AL amyloidosis is a rare disease caused when amyloid proteins are abnormally deposited in tissues or organs.

AL amyloidosis

AL amyloidosis and Agent Orange Presumptive Service Connection for Disease Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents: AL Amyloidosis AL amyloidosis Support

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD)

TCDD is the most potent compound (congener) of its series (polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, known as PCDDs or simply dioxins) and became known as a contaminant in Agent Orange, a
Veterans with ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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Hepatitis C

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